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Camera Talk

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 21:32

Lovely photos GD. Particularly the moody sky  

No moody skies in Glen Etive yesterday. We have to make the most of those good days - we don't get too many of them before the grey ones come back for winter  

En route - a stop at Loch Lomond, looking south east as the sun was coming up..

and Ben Lomond  from the same spot, further along to the north 

Approaching Bridge of Orchy, Beinn Dorain with the early sun highlighting her eastern flanks

Beautiful Ben Starav (right) and the ridge across toone of it's neighbouring Munros, Glas Beinn Mhor

View back across to the other side of the glen - Beinn Fhionnlaidh on the left

Played about with effects on the camera, beside the Allt Ceitlein 

Pano of the craggy north faces of the corrie running from Stob Coire an Albanaich and Beinn Chaorach  

The slabs of rock on the corrie

and on the ascent

On the way back out - the back ends of the two 'Bookils' - Buchaille Etive Mor (right) and Buchaille Etive Beag (left) . The translations are The Big Herdsman and The Big Herdsman's Little Brother 

Long view of the two ridges

Which grass is this please....?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:33

Foliage looks too broad to be Evergold, and it has much more creamy/gold too. There are so many of them...

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:29

Hosta - good progress  

DD - the eye... ...but your brilliant news...

Terrific. Really thrilled for you.  You deserve some good luck. Now the exciting bit,  working out all your plans.. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:23

Lovely here today after a bit of early frost, judging by the frozen bits of garden when I fed the birds. Very foggy first thing too.  Got up to low teens for a little while but back to borderline single ones now.

Pity I missed the sun - work gets in the way....

Lovely pix Johnny and Clari  


Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:19

Don't do yourself down Pat. Get 'em on that camera thread! 

Remember your garden ones can always go on the Garden Pictures 2016 thread too. The camera thread is simply for anything non garden-y  

We all miss David's expert input, but Sheps often pops in to help us non techie folk 

Love that comment Johnny   

Pat's hubby is heavily involved with fighting fire of all kinds - especially the bush fires there. 

Barrel pond

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:09

Well done for getting a pond into your garden macca  

I expect you could paint them - I don't think many people bother, but I can understand you wanting to potect your paving.

With that type of pond feature, you need to have suitable access for it to be used. Some rocks or logs built up at the edges and a few inside the pond will assist animals and other creatures in getting in and out. It takes a little time initially though.n SOme planting bearby to give animals cover is also beneficial.

Perhaps, if you haven't already done so, you can have a birdbath nearby and some feeders. That will get birds visiting too. They would find it difficult to access the water in your barrel  

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:04

Lovely pix Dove. Autumnal colours are superb. Thanks for sharing  

I'm not a fan of grasses any more either,  but there's a few I like and still have. I think you need a big area to do them justice generally, and many places don't, or don't associate them well with other plants. Lovely when you see it done well.

I love the 'bunny tails' and blood red (Imperata?) combo though. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 07:56

Morning all/afties Pat - I meant to say to you that if you looked under mountains... 

Glad you found a few

Can't believe it's a year already. Happy 1st anniversary fidget and Mr fidget. Any cake?....

Cold here again - bit of frost about but it's about 4 degrees just now and a big foggy. Dennis was singing on the fence so I've given him his grub. Hope the lightning I saw on the weather doesn't reach you  Dove....

I stopped en route yesterday to try and catch the sun rising over Loch Lomond. I was a bit early but it was quite a nice view anyway

I'll have a quick look round now before I head out. Didn't get on much here last night for various reasons.

Have a good day everyone. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 19:19

I heard it on the radio on the way home Joyce  

Also caught a good bit of Johnnie Walker's chat with John Lodge of The Moody Blues and he played Blue Guitar from the lovely album he did with Justin Hayward. Heaven  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 19:02

Evening all. Home from the hill - well, three quarters of the hill - don't ask...

Got some lovely photos  (hopefully!) so not a completely wasted day. Knee was playing up a bit so I made a decision to turn back before the summit. It'll still be there for another day. Such is life  

I see you've all been busy with hedgehogs, absent or otherwise, Hosta's rock jack,  visits to gardens, walks, just chillin', or 'fairground attractions'... 

Looking froward to Dove's pix too. 

I've had a shower, a cuppa, and now I'm waiting for dinner, which older fairylet has made. 

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